49,000 children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-shortening or life-threatening—and the number is rising. That’s one in every 270 children—the equivalent of one in every school. We want every child and young person to live the best life they can for as long as they can.


Every penny you raise will help seriously ill children and young people, touching the lives of families in every community of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Together we can make it possible for every family to have the best care and support for every step of their journey – no matter how short.

You make it possible for us to speak out for children and young people, to work with others to develop the best care, and to provide services directly to families. Your support will transform lives for the better. So please, get involved today.